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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Really appreciate all the opinions. This is where im stuck.

The whole Breckenridge idea soudns great for the nightlife, park and just because I been dying to check it out for ever. Im def not headed out west to look for the best park, im sure every mountain's terrain park will blow me away considering im from the midwest lol.

Vail sounds like the best all around. Less crowds, tall mountain and fresh pow runs but sounds crowded, as they ass do.

Keystone was our first original consideration because of the night ski, but is it really worth it? How much of the mountain is lit up? I also heard those CATS are fun as hell and I wouldnt want to miss them...
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Well if we ended up goign to Vail would it be close enough to stay in Denver?
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Well if we ended up goign to Vail would it be close enough to stay in Denver?
It's about 100 miles and about a 2 hour drive in good weather. If weather is acting up then highway closures due to accidents are likely.
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Unless you are staying with a buddy in Denver, or something like that, you're wasting your time not staying in Summit or Vail.
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ok forget that idea, Im having trouble find good websites with good deals. Maybe it doesnt save to drive, flight packages are not too bad but most of the hotels are located in Denver....Does anybody have any good websites to book vacations on? Other that orbitz, priceline, and all the ordinary ones
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In my opinion if your flying and not willing to buy an EPIC pass your better off(from a $$$+Time perspective) just flying into Salt Lake, using the free LCC\BCC\Park City Bus\Shuttle system and staying in a cheap hotel down in the valley.

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ok forget that idea, Im having trouble find good websites with good deals. Maybe it doesnt save to drive, flight packages are not too bad but most of the hotels are located in Denver....Does anybody have any good websites to book vacations on? Other that orbitz, priceline, and all the ordinary ones
i've never used it, but when i google 'ski vacation deals' i got ski.com.... it looks like it would work
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I've done Summit County many times.

Keystone and ABasin are probably the least crowd in my experiences, definitely recommending staying in the county. I typically stay in Breckenridge either in a place on VRBO, or the Mountain Lodge which is right by the Brewery. If you life Beer you can get a jug from the Brewery for a decent price and get it refiled for like $10.

Utah might not be a bad option, if you decide to fly. I in the 5 trips I've been out there I've never not gotten snow, last year we got 70 inches over the week we were there, it was amazing. Also you can stay in Salt Lake City and every mountain is well within driving distance.


Also I booked through Orbitz and Hotwire submitting a bid a couple of weeks ahead of time usually helps out.

Last thing make sure your board bag is all squared and in good condition and for the love of god carry on equipment for 1 day of riding. I always carryon my Boots,Jacket,Pants, Gloves and Googles. Much easier to rent a board and get base layers for a reasonable price, the outerwear.

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It's about 100 miles and about a 2 hour drive in good weather. If weather is acting up then highway closures due to accidents are likely.
We were leaving Keystone and it started to snow like crazy and literally 5 minutes after it started a semi jacknifed in front of us about 3-4 hundred yards. We were stuck for 2 hours in one spot. Crazy part is we literally just passed some loop that would have carried us right around it all.
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I have only ridden the ice, I mean east coast, but I did look into Heavenly, looks nice. Also I hear Utah is famous for dry powder?
If you're willing to make the trip all the way to Tahoe then just go to Mammoth instead. The best Snowboarding in California (and one of the best in the Country) is at Mammoth Mountain.
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